In order to graduate from AUSD, students need to complete two years of science with a grade D or better in all semesters. One of those years needs to be in biology; the other needs to be a physical science.
Four-year colleges and universities typically require:
Two years of science with a grade of C or better in all semesters
Competitive students for UC admission will usually have three years of lab sciences. Many other colleges require or recommend three or more years of science.
UC requires a minimum of two years of laboratory science; all AHS courses in biology, chemistry and physics plus AP environmental science are approved as lab sciences.